October 2019

On vacation — back on Monday, October 28th

by Joey deVilla on October 14, 2019

I’m on vacation in the Philippines, and so for the first time in two and half years, I’m putting my weekly list of Tampa Bay tech, entrepreneur, and nerd events on pause. They’ll return in time for the week on Monday, October 28th. I’ll see you then!

Until I return, stay safe, stay connected, and keep Making It Tampa Bay!


Tential Tuesday happens tonight!

by Joey deVilla on October 8, 2019

Here’s an accordion number to promote Tential Tuesday, the data/development pro gathering run by my friends at Tential’s Tampa office. I played it last Saturday at BarCamp Tampa Bay 2019 to promote tonight’s Tential Tuesday event:

Tonight’s Tential Tuesday event takes place at Valpak (1 Valpak Ave. N) at 6:00 p.m. and features Microsoft’s Buck Woody, Applied Data Scientist at Microsoft, whose talk is titled Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning for the Data Professional. Here’s the abstract:

Whether you set up and operate data processing systems or write programs that use them, modern databases like Microsoft’s SQL Server have facilities to work with Machine Learning constructs. In this session, Buck Woody – a Data Scientist from Microsoft Engineering – will explain Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, all with examples from the SQL Server Platform. You’ll see practical examples of ML, AI and DL, right within the SQL Server platform, and get resources to learn more and try out the examples on your own.

If you’re a techie in the Tampa Bay area, Tential Tuesdays are important. They’re one of the up-and-coming local networking events, and they’re organized by the hardest-working tech staffing company in the Bay. They’ve been making their presence known at events of all sizes, from five people to five hundred, and they’ve been connecting people to opportunities like no one else in the area. They’re my go-to people, and if you’re a techie in Tampa Bay, they should be yours too.

For more details about tonight’s Tential Tuesday, see the Meetup page for tonight’s event.

This is not a post sponsored by Tential — they don’t even know that I’m writing this. I’m just a fan, and their events are good.


What does Tampa Bay do after a big tech event like BarCamp Tampa Bay, where the Sun Coast’s brightest lights got together to share their knowledge and get together?

We get back to the business of being the best small tech market in North America (according to the commercial real estate firm CBRE, who are in the business of knowing these things). After a day’s work of developing software, hardware, tech services, space tech and more, we get together to share our knowledge, work on passion projects, build things, or hang out over a meal and some drinks. We do the things that a great community does, and those things are listed here on Global Nerdy every week.

Here’s what’s happening in Tampa Bay this week!

This weekly list is posted as a voluntary service to the Tampa tech community. With the notable exceptions of Tampa iOS Meetup and Coders, Creatives and Craft Beer — both of which I run — most of this information comes from Meetup.com, EventBrite, and other local event announcement sites. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of the dates and times listed here; if you want to be absolutely sure that the event you’re interested in is actually taking place, please contact the organizers!

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